HLRS participated in this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC15), which took place in Austin, Texas, USA, from November 15 to 20, 2015 at the annually recurring international exhibition and conference on High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Storage, and Analysis. One topic of major interest to the HPC community was certainly HLRS’s recently installed HPC-System Hazel Hen (Rpeak: 7.42 PFlops), while Virtual Reality presentations on a 3D rear projection on the HLRS booth draw the attention of SC visitors. In particular the HLRS staff showcased how HPC is getting increasingly more important in the reconstruction of crime scene scenarios: on site, they analyzed blood stains using interactive simulations and visualized the results using Augmented Reality.
Furthermore, HLRS staff gave presentations, speeches, and participated in special interest group sessions. For example, Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner acted as co-speaker at the SC15-turorial on "MPI+X - Hybrid Programming on Modern Compute Clusters with Multicore Processors and Accelerators", and Vladimir Marjanovic was one of three presenters at the BoF session „High Performance Geometric Multigrid (HPGMG): an HPC Benchmark for Modern Architectures and Metric for Machine Ranking”.